Something to Chew On is a ten week programme that uses PZ Foundation to educate youngsters about being healthy in order to tackle rising obesity rates. The programme covers cricket, fitness and nutrition and teaches children about the importance of eating healthily and living a balanced lifestyle.
As part of the educational programme, children are taught how to choose, cook and eat safe, healthy food.
As well as classroom sessions, Something to Chew On implements practical activity covering football, fitness and controlling body movement.
The programme sets out to get five key messages across to the children:
- Eat breakfast Exercise more Eat a balanced diet Keep hydrated Wash your hands
- Teaching activities are supported by a high quality resource pack and DVDs.
- Findings from independent research show that after taking part in the programme will have significant benefits on children's health and knowledge about healthy eating:
- Children will become positive about eating fruit and vegetables Also will identify crisps and cake as foods high in fat and/or sugar after the programme